Yesterday the lovely one and I were in the middle of some pleasurable criticism of some people we like. I had struck a particularly rich vein, when she stopped me.
I’m used to these religious interruptions. I like them. “Go on,” I said.
“So we’re not supposed to criticize and nitpick our priesthood leaders?”
“Well, listen for a bit. Don’t you get anointed when you get blessed when you’re sick? Or how about when have the Holy Ghost, that’s anointing in way, isn’t it? Plus, everyone who goes through the temple gets anointed too. Lots of people are the Lord’s anointed.”
“Now that you mention it, that seems right.”
“So we can’t speak evil of anyone who’s been through the temple. Right?”
“Gosh!” This seemed constricting. Anyone could be the the Lord’s anointed. Why even government leaders . . .
“What does ‘speaking evil’ mean, anyway?”
“I don’t know,” I said.
Perhaps you do.